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Update: More than 1,000 people turn out for funeral of Marine Veteran with no family


A Marine veteran from Indianapolis passed away at the age of 80 on October 14, 2015.

Billy C. Aldridge had no living family that the nursing home was aware of. Several organizations have come together to arrange a memorial service and burial for the veteran. They are hoping that the public will come and honor his life.

“We would like to encourage the public, especially any veterans, to attend this service and pay their respects to Mr. Aldridge,” said Eddie Beagles, reports WTHR. “In keeping with our company mission, giving this veteran who faithfully served his country a proper burial with military honors is the right thing to do.”

  • Funeral services for Aldridge will be held on Tuesday, November 17, at 10:00 a.m. at Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services – Lawrence, 5215 N. Shadeland Avenue in Indianapolis.
  • Brig. Gen. J. Stewart Goodwin, Executive Director of Indiana War Memorials, will deliver the eulogy.
  • Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. The Indy Metropolitan Military Honor Guard will provide military honors.

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